Samosir Island lies in the gigantic volcanic Lake Toba. Samosir Island is administratively a regency. It is 245,714 Ha, consists of an island and lake.
Samosir Island can be reached from Medan by 4-5 hours driving to Parapat and then cross to Tuktuk wehere there are most of hotels and homestays can be found.
Samosir temperature ranges from 17-29 Ded Centigrade, and humiditi rate: 85,04%. The indigenous people of Samosir Island is Batak tribe consists of Batak Toba, Batak Karo, Batak Simalungun. Samosir is considered as the origin of all Batak ethnics. There are numerous of historical sites in Samosir Island.
- King Sidabutar Grave, known as the first person living in the island. To enter the grave area , one must wear ulos, weaving from Samosir.
- Ambarita Village, where there are old traditional Batak houses can still be seen. And there is a megalithic remains, a big court table made of rock which is locally known as Batu Persidangan.
Samosir has abundant of interesting places such as:
- Pusuk Buhit Mountain, the highest peak in Samosir Island
- Sampuran Efrata Waterfall
- Lumban Suhi Suhi Village, the village of Ulon weaving maker
- Aek Rangat Hotspring
- Sigale Gale effigies
- Parbaba Beach
- Museum Hutabolon Simanindo
- Museum Batak Tomok
- Tele Tower View Point
- Aek Natonang Lake
- Aek Sipitu Dai Spring
- Batu Hobon Site
- Sidihoni Lake